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Grateful Dead Live at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum on 1989-12-06


Topics Live concert


Shakedown Street, Walkin' Blues, Friend Of The Devil, Queen Jane Approximately, Jack A Roe, A Little Light, Victim Or The Crime, Don't Ease Me In Scarlet Begonias-> Sugar Magnolia-> Ship of Fools*-> Terrapin Station*-> Drums*-> Jam-> The Wheel-> All Along The Watchtower*-> Standing On the Moon*, Sunshine Daydream*, E: Black Muddy River


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum
Location Oakland, CA

Source SBD -> Dat (Encore is SBD>Cm>Dat with AUD Patch starting at 4:16)Transfer Info:Dat (Sony R500) -> Prodif Plus -> Samplitude v6.0 -> SHN(2 Discs SHN / 3 Discs AudioTransfered and Edited By Charlie Miller

Notes

SBD -> Dat
(Encore is SBD>Cm>Dat with AUD Patch starting at 4:16)

Transfer Info:
Dat (Sony R500) -> Prodif Plus -> Samplitude v6.0 -> SHN
(2 Discs SHN / 3 Discs Audio

Transfered and Edited By Charlie Miller

Reviews

Reviewer: CosmicTrippy - - June 4, 2012
Subject: Thanks SF area fans
I attended this show with my wife during our honeymoon. I really enjoyed this show and was very impressed with the fans, laid back atmosphere and the BART! Nothing like the east coast at all. So orderly and polite!
We sat next to 3 guys, Jerry side first level. They could tell my wife came along but was not into the Dead. Gratefully my wife ecused herself to use the ladies and one of these guys offers me some boomers. I declined initially but as soon as the lights went down and the boys came on stage I asked if the offer was still good. No caps left but the dust was fantastic!
Fun time. Thanks Bay Area fans for making that night so special for me.
Reviewer: DT-W - - May 30, 2010
Subject: Brilliant!
Some one else noted Clarence Clemons credits, which should also included some nice accents in Ship of Fools.

This is great sound and a yet another Archive gem!
Reviewer: dark.starz - - May 30, 2010
Subject: Harry!
Sometimes, if you treated Harry right, he'd give up a board of the stage monitor feeds to a Sony D5 or D6.

God bless Harry, the US Marines and the fact we speak English in this fine country of ours!
Reviewer: Dylan M - - May 29, 2010
Subject: Quality
Shakedown opener is creative, risk taking, and it works. Never have i heard a shakedown arrangement quite like it. Brent and Jerry are trying some really interesting things.

Seven minute Jam following Terrapin.

Sound is great as always. Thanks Mr. Miller.

Actually the sound at this show is perfect, one of the best quality mix's ive heard in a while
Reviewer: Jobygoob - - January 20, 2010
Subject: Bobby?
Wondering if Bobby wasn't feeling well this night. Only two songs in the second set, not that I'm complaining, the more Jer the better. Five stars for the recording/remastering, three for the performance.
Reviewer: Iko Iko - - January 15, 2009
Subject: Standing on the Moon
When the earthquake hit, all the plaster on 2 walls of my bedroom exploded into the room as I was kicked off the floor repeatedly while diving under my desk, and then got my head bashed against the underside desk a couple times for good measure. I dug myself and my stash out of the disaster area coughing on the plaster dust nearly to the point of vomiting, and fled.

Over the course of the next week while I lived in a tent and the building was being put back together, it occurred to me a number of times that a Dead show would be just the thing to take my mind off my predicament. The need became stronger after I moved back in, and just couldn't get that damn plaster dust out of the air.

The Dead delivered with this show a month and a half later. The first set is merely average (say, 3 stars), but the second set was by far the best I ever caught, and I would rate it higher than any other second set I've ever heard, hence the overall 5 stars.

I had a seat right next to the SBD, and SOTM was my favorite Dead song at the time. Plus, I dig live horns, was into Jerry shows almost as much as Dead shows, and Clarence was *on* for this show. Long story short, I'm the fried fool letting rip whoops at random intervals for the first few minutes of SOTM. It was the perfect catharsis of the really crappy life I'd had since the quake, and every note the band played washed more plaster dust away. No more cobwebs on my shoes after this show.

The rest of the second set similarly delivered the most emotionally satisfying Dead experience of my life, with Terrapin's inspiration flooding me with joy leading into drumz/space earthquake-effects that were the perfect prelude to SOTM.

Thanks, Grateful Dead, for pulling me out of my earthquake funk!!
Reviewer: spikedriver - - July 16, 2008
Subject: Bobby and Jerry in a tiff
Jerry appears from behind his cabinet along with "The Bumble Bee", Clarence Clemmens for the second set. During the first set it was noticeable that Jerry and Bob were quarreling, and now that Jer has brought HIS MAN out to jam the second set Bobby is feeling less important. Let's be real, Bob's ego is fragile to say the least. In any case Bob wanted to be in control and as they were tuning Bob anxiously runs over to where Jer is standing with his back turned and can be seen yelling into Jer's ear. Jerry doesn't seem to react and Bob spins around and starts to run back to his stage position when an errant cord trips him and sends him airborne. the crowd laughed and it got a smile out of Jerry and Clarence as well.
Reviewer: Evan S. Hunt - - December 1, 2007
Subject: I Couldn't Take It
This benefit happened on the 20th Anniversary of Altamont. I think this recording is the pre-FM.

I sat and listened to this entire concert on KPFA's unannounced, last minute, secret broadcast without having a positive or a negative thing to think of it, and it wasn't because I wasn't into the GD at that time, it's just with the Altamont memory coupled with the Loma Prieta Earthquake...well... I just couldn't handle it. I shut the radio off at Ship of Fools.

Today hearing this...like for the first time... the sound presence and ambience captured was worth the price of admission ~ perhaps a personal admission as to how someone's opinions can change.

So now I hear every song in a different light and in a different time, and things have changed. This is an immaculate choice of songs for the memory of a somber occasion. Every song ~ Shakedown Walking Friend of Devil Queen Jane Jack A Roe Little Light Victim Dont Ease Scarlet Sugar Ship Terrapin. Drumz and Wheels and Watchtowers Standing on the Moon in Sunshine Daydream contrast Black Muddy Riv

er Sadness personified. How ominous an austere occasion so resolutely performed, perfunctorily regimented.

This show is a 4.9 on the sphincter scale. Listen to this and tell me you're not standing on the moon. STANDING, whoa yeah, STANDING ON THE MOON.

You are there.
Reviewer: JurassicBlueberries.com - - November 7, 2007
Subject: The Ring of Fire, The Pearl Of the Pacific, San Francisco in Ruins
California earthquake you just don't know what you've done
We may fall off in the ocean, but you'll never make us run
You're a partner to the devil, but we ain't afraid of him
We'll build ourselves another town so you can tear it down again
Reviewer: jrsunmonski - - September 3, 2007
Subject: 1st post-quake show
This was quite a special show... the first Bay Area show after the earthquake. Everone could smell the Shakedown opener (obvious but excellent choice) a mile away after all the town had been through. The tuning-noise just before the SHakedown here doesn't do justice. If memory of this 17-year-old how holds, there was a lot more excellent noise for a couple minutes that everyone was totally psyched on.

And then, of course, the super-weird, tearing-metal, unearthly gnarly-earthquake noises during drums, with the tinkling glass settling at the end....
Reviewer: BarelyAboveSeaLevel - - November 30, 2006
Subject: "money-grubbing dead organization "?????
To Hamal... did you give 35 years of your life to living on the road entertaining a bunch of drugged out people, including your lead guitarist who almost died a number of times... just to donate it to people who don't have jobs?

BTW, great show.
Reviewer: Hamal - - June 23, 2006
Subject: be with you
yes, best SOTM ever. not a bad show either. excellent out of terrapin. i never did like clarence clemmons, but in retrospect, he added something in small doses. sound quality is excellent, and we know this because the money-grubbing dead organization won't let us downlaod it. 3.5 for overall performance, 5 for sound
Reviewer: L Mead - - March 9, 2006
Subject: encore includes sax
I see that Clarence Clemons is not noted to be on the encore but I sure hear a "real" (not midi) horn during Black Muddy River. Also I concurr with the review below on the STOM, it is excellent.
Reviewer: cheftweez - - January 27, 2006
Subject: Just gotta poke around
This show was a benefit for the earthquake that hit the bay area that fall. Listen to the end of drums!! Also check out Oct 27-31 91..the week Bill Graham died..These shows coincided with the funerals of our beloved friends.
Reviewer: PUFFtronica - - August 24, 2005
Subject: When it feels like this night will last forever
Great show, great setlist, and awesome quality. Sounds great for an '89 show. So sweet.........and I'm glad I found it, cause I only had 2/3 of this show. A good download!
Reviewer: bigboypeete - - June 21, 2005
Subject: good show
good 89 show maybe not top 10 but i really dig this setlist and it sounds good too
Reviewer: CFD6149 - - May 25, 2005
Subject: inspiration
First of many shows. I vividly remember wondering why people were dancing while they were tuning. I got my spot on the bus at the inspiration line in terrapin. To me, the whole place lit up, and that was it. On tape, the show is decent, nothin' crazy, but it's a turning point for me. Solid playing, good sound. Thank you dead, thank you archive.
Reviewer: skwimite - - April 28, 2005
Subject: SOTM
This show sounds sweet. The first set has a great song list, and played with some feeling! What I remember most is the Standing On The Moon, although it doesn't translate totally on this SBD(not a criticism), Garcia was really screaming, totally into it."I'd rather be with you". Oh, man! 5 stars just because it was the last time I saw 'em. Thanks to all those involved.
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